Bryan Cooper’s 5 Horses To Follow This Season

With the return of jumps racing we caught up with Bryan Cooper who gave us his top 5 horses to follow this season.

Cooper is a recently retired Irish National Hunt jockey with notable career success including most famously the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup aboard Don Cossack.

The Kerryman picked out the horses to keep an eye out during this jumps season for your horse racing bets at BoyleSports.

The Return Of Jumps Racing

I have noticed social media a lot over the last few weeks has certainly become more active now that the jumps are back. 

It’s all about Willie Mullins again. I have been through his stable tour and my god he has some unbelievable horses in his yard. It’s tough to pick a couple of his horses to follow from him but it is also hard to stray away from his yard because you want to keep an eye on other horses. 

One I was looking forward to seeing though, away from Mullins yard, is Inthewaterside for Paul Nicholls. He won two bumpers last year, he was very impressive and could be one of Britain’s best chances going forward in the novice hurdle division at the top end. 

It is a very exciting time of the season and a very important couple of months are coming up.

Keep An Eye Out For Butcher Hollow This Winter

I bought a horse called Butcher Hollow. I think he will be a very smart horse this winter. He won a point to point by 18 lengths in February and, at the time, his sire Kingston Hill wasn’t too popular then within the space of two months, everyone wanted to buy a horse that was by Kingston Hill, so I think we have a bargain.

If there was one dark horse to follow, I think he could be very competitive this coming winter.

Allaho’s Return Plus One Mullins Horse To Look Out For

I am always looking at his novices. Kargese won the same race that Gala De Marceau won last year in Auteuil and was brought by the same connections since. I imagine she will go down the same route in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham. She’s one I am definitely looking forward to seeing. 

Then there is Corbetts Cross for Emmet Mullins. I think he is a bit of a forgotten horse as he ran out in the Albert Bartlett earlier in the year at the last, but he won between two and three miles so if he goes novice chasing for Emmet this year, he could be very interesting. 

I’m looking forward to seeing Allaho come back as well, if he comes back, he could be a massive King George contender. He missed last year through injury so hopefully he gets a good crack at it this year.

Allaho is 8/1 in the latest King George horse racing betting odds at BoyleSports

Gordon Elliott will be keen to put up a fight to Willie Mullins this year

He has spent a lot of money on some point to point horses, so I will be very interested to see where they go.

I am very interested to see where Gerri Colombe goes on soft ground, he is probably Gordon’s standout horse. I am also keen to see where Irish Point goes, he won at Aintree, if they go chasing with him he could rank highly.

Gerri Colombe is 6/1 to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup according to the latest horse racing odds at BoyleSports.

Teahupoo as well, he has paid his way. Gordon has some money spinners there and he is always interesting to follow in the big field handicaps. He throws a lot of firepower at them and then the Paddy Power Chase at Christmas time and the Irish Grand National too. He’s very determined on putting it up to Willie as best as he can.

Teahupoo is 5/1 at BoyleSports in the latest Cheltenham Stayers Hurdle horse racing betting market.

I think he is doing things differently this season, a few of their winter horses have taken a run whereas previously they might have been waiting at this time of year so maybe he is attacking it in a different way.

Bryan Cooper’s 5 Horses to follow this season

Kargese – Willie Mullins

Mirazur West – Willie Mullins

Inthewaterside – Paul Nicholls

Corbetts Cross – Emmet Mullins

Butcher Hollow – Tom Cooper

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